Bucheon Choice: Features

Bad Tales

Italy|2020 |98min |Asian Premiere |

  • 블랙 코미디

Program Note

It’s summer in a small suburb of Rome, Italy. Children are swimming in a garden pool while the adults are having dinner. Then an anonymous voice and views from a hidden camera start to reveal all kinds of hidden depravity: a man’s longing for his neighbor’s wife, a son watching pornography on his father’s smart phone, and a boy obsessed with pregnant teenage girl. 

Bad Tales is the second film from Fabio and Damiano D’innocenzo, who won Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival this year. This film exposes the truth of human society through strange faces hidden in weary routines. A middle-aged man’s dry voice loosely weaves the narratives together, meeting an audiovisual bricolage with ‘80s retro images and grotesque close-ups of everyday objects, producing the black comedy style miniature universe. (Jin PARK)


파비오 디노첸조, 다미아노 디노첸조


xhe D'Innocenzo brothers taught themselves film without specific study. Their debut film, Boys Cry (2018) was presented at the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival, and received several awards including Nastri D’Argento for Best New Director, Best First Film and Best Screenplay. 


Producer Agostino e Giuseppe Sacca
Screenplay The D’Innocenzo Brothers
Cinematographer Paolo Carnera
Editor Esmeralda Calabria
Sound Marc Thill
Music N/A
Production Design Emita Frigato, Paola Peraro, Paolo Bonfini
Cast Bruno Placido, Dalila Placido
Sales The Match Factory GmbH

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